The Mailbox, Birmingham

The Mailbox, Birmingham

The Mailbox, a mixed-use development beside the Worcester and Birmingham canal, gets its name from The Royal Mail's sorting office. The old Victorian postal facility was moved to Victoria Square and is now the Victoria Square House.

A public square was created in front of the Mailbox under the Suffolk Street Queensway. The square was paved with natural stone. It serves as a social area as well as a throughway to and around the building. In back of the Mailbox a bridge leads to the canal towpaths. The Cube, a mixed-use building, houses a restaurant, hotel and flats.

The Mailbox development scheme creates 689,000 square feet of office space and related retail. It sits on a 4.8 acre canal side site. Prominent tenants would include BBC Birmingham, WSP, Associated Architects, Harvey Nichols and other notable stores and restaurants. The Mailbox is 980 feet long including the Cube.

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The Mailbox on Map

Sight Name: The Mailbox
Sight Location: Birmingham, England (See walking tours in Birmingham)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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